Archive - 2014
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team played their final match of the season against crosstown rival Elk County Catholic on Thursday afternoon and came out on top 5-4.
Â Elk County Catholic boys soccer took advantage of a pair of chances and were able to take a 2-0 victory from Ridgway Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team saw their record slip to 8-4 on the season as they lost a 3-1 match to the Sheffield Lady Wolverines Thursday night at the SMAHS gym.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen entered Thursday afternoon's game against the Coudersport Falcons in need of a win. Despite their best efforts, they did not end up getting one; however, they did not end up with a loss either. Instead, the two teams battled to a 2-2 double overtime draw in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.
A savings of $20,000 is in store for the Fox Township Elementary School playground project as reported during Thursday evening's St. Marys Area School District board of directors workshop meeting.
Superintendent Brian Toth said the project budget is now considerably less than the district first anticipated at a cost of approximately $68,130. In September, the board approved contributing $38,130 to the project, equal to 55 percent of its funding.
The new project total is $39,000.
The savings is due to a decrease in equipment pricing.
The St. Marys Area Middle School gymnasium's future is bright pending approval of new LED lights.
At a cost of $10,070 the new system includes 42 lights which would replace the gym's current fluorescent lights.
The new LED lights only have to be replaced between every five to 15 years depending on use.
Dan Elder, an Aramark employee with the district, explained each year they replace 100 lamps at a cost of $500. It takes two workers two days working a total of 32 hours to complete the project.
RIDGWAY â€“ Thomas Pontzer announces that he is excited with the addition of a completely new business now utilizing one half of his downstairs main floor commercial space. 3 Geek Computers, LLC is now open at Pontzer's PEP Products place in the center of Main Street.
The owners, who each have vast experience in all the aspects of the computer business are Steve Latcovich of Ridgway, and Mike Mertz and Thomas Schreiber, both of St. Marys.
After a pair of shutout losses in their last two games, the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch got back on a winning track on Wednesday afternoon with a 2-1 victory over the visiting Redbank Valley Lady Bulldogs in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.
Ridgway boys golf won 199-208 over Elk County Catholic in a match held Wednesday afternoon at Leaning Pines Golf Course.
In response to a growing Marcellus Shale presence in the St. Marys, City Council has proposed tighter restrictions in its draft oil and gas zoning ordinance.
Under the direction of council, city solicitor Tom Wagner drafted the ordinance to which he presented updated changes to during council's Monday evening work session.
The action on the ordinance is due to growing Marcellus Shale activity within the region, specifically that of Seneca Resources as they increase their efforts within the city to establish at least three well pads.